Press Release – 2nd Edition of How to End Hunger in Times of Crises by Ignacio Trueba and Andrew MacMillan.
ALL ROYALTIES are donated to Got Matar Community Development Group!
Of the world’s seven billion people, more than half eat badly. Around one and a half billion are overweight or obese; at least two billion suffer from vitamin or mineral deficiencies, and almost one billion are constantly hungry.
However, a new book How to End Hunger in Times of Crises by Ignacio Trueba and Andrew MacMillan claims that one of the main reasons why so many people are hungry is because almost everyone has come to believe that it is very difficult to get rid of hunger.
“In fact,” says Andrew, “it is one of the simplest things that we can do together to make the world a better home for all its people.
“And the book suggests how to turn this dream into an affordable reality.”
All royalties from sales of the book will be used to support education in a rural Kenyan community (www.gotmatar.org).
How to End Hunger in Times of Crises was originally published in Spain, but is now available throughout the English-speaking world, following positive feedback from academics and politicians who were presented with copies of the manuscript.
“Ignacio and I wrote this book out of indignation – appalled that, in spite of repeated promises by governments to address the issue, so little progress is being made in reducing the number of people who suffer from hunger,” adds Andrew.
“We felt that the widespread lack of genuine commitment to put an end to hunger was partly because the general public was largely unaware of the scale and impact of the problem and of the fact that it can be quite easily and cheaply overcome.”
The timing of the publication is significant; it comes immediately after a high-level UN consultation recommended what the authors are advocating – the adoption of a global goal of eradicating hunger and malnutrition by 2025. It also coincides with the growing momentum of the IF campaign in which over 100 UK charities have joined forces to call for the G-8 to move faster towards ending hunger.
The foreword is written by José Graziano da Silva, the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
How to End Hunger in Times of Crises (paperback £5.50, ISBN 978-178035-596-2) is available to order directly from the publisher at http://www.fast-print.net/bookshop or from any good bookshop or internet retailer.
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